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Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: 58-72

Hatches: Brown and Gold Stones. Tan/Grey Caddis, Sulfurs, Cahils, Yellow Sallies, Hoppers, Flying Ants, Tricos, BWOs, ISOs

Suggested Patterns:  Light Cahils-16-18, Blond Wulfs (#12-16), Adams-16-18, Micro Chubbies-12-14, Orange Stimulators 10-16, Griffith Gnats 18-22, RS2 (trico) #20-22, Flying Ants #12-18, Soft Hackles 12-16 (cream and yellow colors) Pheasant Tails-14-18, Prince Nymphs-16-18, Copper Johns-16-18, Trina’s Micro Stone-14-18, Anderson’s Bird of Prey-14-16.

Loving the cooler temps at night but man do we need rain! Water temps are slowly cooling off and if things continue to stay cool we may be on the bigger rivers in another few days. Temps are still in the upper 60s at first light but that should hopefully change soon. With that being said, the rivers are extremely low. We’ve spent some time on some of the mid sized tribs and found temps in the low 60s over the past couple of days. Surprised to see as many stocked fish as we have given the summer. The fish all looked super healthy too which is surprising as well. Small prince nymphs and pheasant tails on 6x seemed to do the trick. With the lower water the fish were getting spooked easily, we’d hook a few fish in a spot then it would immediately shut off. Not surprising given the low water.

We’ve also been brook trout fishing a fair amount, despite low water, the fish have continued to be pretty willing to eat dry flies, they’re definitely spooky, but we’ve been having some great days on the mountain streams. 

The next push of water we get (if that ever happens) will likely bring some LLS into the Clyde river up North, now’s the time that they usually start showing up if the flows allow it so be sure to keep that on the back burner. 

If you’re getting out over the next few days there’s a few good options. Fish the mid sized tribs in the am-be sure to temp them but they should be in the lower 60s. Brook trout will continue to be a viable option and are getting super colored up! With lower flows, as we mention all the time try to stay out of the water as much as possible, and don’t wear super bright shirts or hats. Also be sure to do a rain dance and hope we get some significant rain soon!!

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River: Winooski

Water Temp: 69AM

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 9/3/22
USGS FI: 67.1

River: Mad
Water Temp: 64
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 9/3/22

River: Lamoille
Water Temp 67 am

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 9/3/22
USGS FI: 67.7